Oct 13, 2022 - Sale 2617

Sale 2617 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
Porta, Giambattista della (1540?-1615)
De Furtivis Literarum Notis Vulgo. De Ziferis Libri IIII.

Naples: Ioa. Mariam Scotum, 1563.

First edition, woodcut vignette to title, four-line ink inscription scribbled out on title; illustrated with text woodcuts, including three unconstructed volvelles; a modern reader has traced the central volvelle pieces and tacked them in place with thread, the original pieces are printed on a leaf extraneous to collation bound between leaves I3 & I4 (pages 70 & 71); a few leaves with blank corners torn away with loss; bound in full 17th century sponged sheepskin; spine tooled and lettered in gilt, 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.